One-day format for cricket
By JURIS GRANEY
THE Lower Clarence Cricket Association president Matt Ardrey is hoping a newlook cricket season will encourage younger players to stay in the game to play at the top level.
For the first time in many years, the LCCA first grade season will comprise all one-day matches, disposing of the traditional two-day matches in previous years.
With five first grade teams in this year's competition, Ardrey said the LCCA would trial the one-day format for one season.
"We have noticed a drop of young kids over the past couple of years and hopefully what we are doing will bring those kids back," he said.
"If we can strengthen our first grade competition, it can only be a good thing for the LCCA.
"Numbers have been dwindling over a number of years and this may prove to be the resurgence we need."
The first grade fixtures for this weekend are: Wanderers v United at Barry Watts Oval, Yamba v Harwood at Yamba and Lawrence have the bye.